FWP Looking for Information on Stillwater Poaching

image002BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are offering a reward for information about a mule deer buck that was killed illegally south of Columbus over the weekend.

Game warden Paul Luepke said the mule deer buck was shot illegally sometime late Saturday or earlySunday on private land eight miles south of Columbus. The poacher removed most of the meat, but left the head and antlers, he said.

FWP is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 for information leading to a conviction of the persons responsible for the illegal kill.

Anyone with information about the crimes is encouraged to call Luepke at (406) 690-8888 or FWP’s 24-hour wildlife tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (800-847-6668).

The 1-800-TIP-MONT program is a toll-free number where people can report violations of fish, wildlife or park regulations. Callers may remain anonymous. It is similar to the well-known Crimestoppers program and offers rewards for information resulting in conviction of persons who abuse Montana’s natural, historic or cultural resources.

 

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Seven Hunter Education Classes Set in Yellowstone County

image002BILLINGS — Seven hunter education classes and a field day for adult online students are set for September in Yellowstone County.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must take a hunter education class to qualify for a Montana hunting license.

Students may pre-register online by visiting the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website at http://fwp.mt.gov and following the links to “education” and “hunter education.”  Students must be at least 11 years old to register for the classes.

Here is the schedule of 2014 fall classes in Yellowstone County:

Laurel High School

Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - registration and orientation

Sept. 8-12 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 13 – field day – Riverside Park

 

Lewis and Clark Middle School – chorus or auditorium

Monday Sept. 8, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 15-19 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 20 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

Will James – cafeteria and adjoining classrooms

Monday Sept. 15, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 22-26 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 27 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

Lockwood

Monday Sept. 8, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 15-19 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 20 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

Shepherd High School

Monday Sept. 15, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 22-26 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 27 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

 

Riverside – cafeteria, chorus or auditorium

Monday Sept. 15, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 22-26 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 27 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

Castle Rock – cafeteria and adjoining classrooms

Monday Sept. 8, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 15-19 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 20 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to register. There is no maximum age and adult hunters, including parents, are encouraged to take the class and earn hunter education certification.

The classes teach Montanans to be safe, responsible and ethical hunters. The free classes are taught by certified volunteers and include a registration/orientation night, a full week of classes and a hands-on field day.Students must attend the registration night for orientation and to pick up class materials. Students must attend all sessions, pass the class and successfully complete field day activities to be certified.

Students older than 18 years old may take the class online and complete a special hands-on field day. To complete the class, go to http://fwp.mt.gov and follow the “education” and “hunter education” links. The field day for online students is set for 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Riverside Park south of Laurel. Students who complete the online class will be directed to registration information for the field exercise.

 

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Stillwater, Treasure counties added to fire-restricted areas

image002BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has banned campfires and restricted other fires at all fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Stillwater and Treasure counties.

Tuesday officials in Stillwater and Treasure counties voted to issue Stage I restrictions, which ban campfires except where specifically exempted, and allow smoking only in vehicles and areas three feet in diameter that are cleared of flammable materials.

Montana FWP has no exemptions for campfires in fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in the two counties. People still may cook on an LP gas or propane stove that can be turned on and off.

The restrictions are in response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires. They will be in effect until further notice.

 

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Big Horn County added to list of areas where fires are restricted

image002BILLINGS — Big Horn County has been added to the list of areas in south central Montana where campfires are banned in state fishing access sites and wildlife management areas.

This week Big Horn County officials voted to impose Stage I restrictions, which ban campfires except where specifically exempted, and allow smoking only in vehicles and areas three feet in diameter that are cleared of flammable materials.

Montana FWP has no exemptions for campfires in fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in south central Montana. People still may cook on an LP gas or propane stove that can be turned on and off.

Last week Yellowstone and Carbon counties in south central Montana imposed the same restrictions. This week Carbon County strengthened its restrictions and now imposes Stage II rules. In addition to a ban on all campfires, Stage II restrictions impose “hoot owl” hours, which halt off-road travel, welding, explosives and other activities between 1 p.m. and 1 a.m. each day, except where specifically permitted.

In Big Horn County, the campfire ban and smoking restrictions apply to all fishing access sites on the Bighorn River from Yellowtail Dam to its confluence with the Yellowstone River.

The restrictions are in response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires. They will be in effect until further notice.

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Campfires Restricted at Yellowstone, Carbon County Sites

image002BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has banned campfires and restricted other fires at all fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Yellowstone and Carbon counties.

Monday officials in Yellowstone and Carbon counties voted to issue Stage I restrictions, which ban campfires except where specifically exempted, and allow smoking only in vehicles and areas three feet in diameter that are cleared of flammable materials.

Montana FWP has no exemptions for campfires in fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in the two counties. People still may cook on an LP gas or propane stove that can be turned on and off.

The restrictions are in response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires. They will be in effect until further notice.

 

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2014 Camp Mak-A-Dream Barbecue

Title: 2014 Camp Mak-A-Dream Barbecue
Location: Silos, Canyon Ferry Reservoir camp
Description: Barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m.,
at the Silos, Canyon Ferry Reservoir camp Sponsored by Walleyes Forever and Montana PikeMasters
Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2014-8-01

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PikeMasters/Rock Creek Marina club fun fishing weekend & fish fry

Title: PikeMasters/Rock Creek Marina club fun fishing weekend & fish fry
Location: Rock Creek Marina
Description: PikeMasters/Rock Creek Marina club fun fishing weekend & fish fry
Start Date: 2014-09-19
End Date: 2014-09-20

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Annual Club Picnic, Potluck,

Title: Annual Club Picnic, Potluck,
Location: Riverfront Park
Description: Annual Club Picnic, Potluck, Riverfront Park, 2pm
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2014-08-24

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No Meeting August

Title: No Meeting August
Date: 2014-08-07

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2014 Camp Mak-A-Dream Walleye Benefit

Title: 2014 Camp Mak-A-Dream Walleye Benefit
Location: Silos, Canyon Ferry Reservoir
Description: 2014 Camp Mak-A-Dream Walleye Benefit Entry Form
Tourney hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
Barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m., rules meeting at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
at the Silos, Canyon Ferry Reservoir

campSponsored by Walleyes Forever and Montana PikeMasters
(Membership not required to fish this event)
Start Time: 07:00
Date: 2014-08-02

2014 rules and entry form

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